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Journalists attacked in UK since 1992

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Guardian columnist Owen Jones assaulted in London

August 19, 2019 12:00 PM ET

On August 17, 2019, a group of men physically attacked Owen Jones, a columnist for the U.K. daily newspaper The Guardian, his employer reported....

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UK should not deny media access based on propaganda label

July 9, 2019 2:21 PM ET

CPJ writes to U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to express concern at his government's decision to deny accreditation to Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik based on a determination that the outlets are a form of propaganda. The move empowers autocratic governments around the world who use a similar rationale to justify the repression of critical journalism.

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Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during riot in Northern Ireland

April 19, 2019 9:47 AM ET

New York, April 19, 2019 - Freelance journalist Lyra McKee was fatally injured late last night during riots and a police operation in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, according to multiple news reports....

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Why the prosecution of Julian Assange is troubling for press freedom

April 12, 2019 5:58 PM ET

After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, British police yesterday arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange--a development press freedom advocates had long feared....

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CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian Assange

April 11, 2019 2:28 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it was deeply concerned by the U.S. prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Authorities in the United Kingdom arrested Assange this morning at the Ecuadoran Embassy as part of an extradition agreement with the U.S., according to a...

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Journalists verbally harassed by demonstrators in London

January 14, 2019 1:43 PM ET

On January 7, 2019, journalists working near the Parliament building in London were repeatedly verbally harassed by supporters of Brexit, the United Kingdom's impending withdrawal from the European Union, according to news reports and the journalists' posts on social media....

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US has filed secret charges against Julian Assange, reports say

November 16, 2018 4:14 PM ET

New York, November 16, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists is closely monitoring news reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has secretly filed charges against the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange....

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CPJ demands release of journalists arrested over documents in Northern Ireland

August 31, 2018 12:21 PM ET

New York, August 31, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on police in the United Kingdom to immediately release producer Trevor Birney and journalist Barry McCaffrey, who were arrested on suspicion of stealing confidential documents today, according to the Belfast Telegraph and other news reports....

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CPJ welcomes introduction of UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

May 24, 2018 5:11 PM ET

May 24, 2018, London--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the U.K.'s decision to pass into law legislation that addresses human rights abuses. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which yesterday received Royal Assent to be passed into law, includes a "Magnitsky amendment" that empowers the U.K. to apply...

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Expanded surveillance powers could threaten work of journalists in UK

May 5, 2017 12:08 PM ET

Brussels, May 5, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by news reports that the U.K. government wants to push telecommunication companies to introduce real-time surveillance and the removal of encryption. On Thursday, The Register published leaked draft regulations detailing how telecommunications operators would be required to grant real-time...

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